Saints play out entertaining draw

premier-league Selhurst Park | Wed 15 Dec 7.30PM | Attendance: 22,861
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CRY vs SOU
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CRY vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • The points are shared at Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace and Saints draw 2-2
  • Zaha struck early for the hosts, with Ayew netting their second
  • Ward-Prowse found the back of the net with a trademark free-kick before Broja made it two
  • HALF TIME: Palace 1-2 Saints

FULL TIME: Crystal Palace 2-2 Saints

An eventuful evening at Selhurst Park as the points are shared. It was a blistering start from Palace who took the lead through Zaha but two goals in quick succession saw Saints with the lead heading into the break. Ayew's 65th minute equaliser ensured the match finished level, with Saints now looking ahead to their clash with Brentford on Saturday. 

+4’

Romeu fires over

There's a glimmer of hope for Saints who look to claim a last-gasp winner at Selhurst Park but Romeu's left-footed shot flies over the crossbar. 

+2’

Crucial fingertip save from Caballero

Ward launches a sublime ball into the box and it looks as though it's heading for the top corner before Caballero gets a hand to it to deny Palace. 

90’

Five additional minutes ...

Can either side find a decisive final goal?

87’

Yellow Card for Lyanco Vojnovic (Southampton)

84’

Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

Simon Hooper adds another player to the book as Salisu is shown a yellow for a block on Olise. 

82’

Southampton substitution: Theo Walcott replaces Nathan Tella

One final roll of the dice from Hasenhüttl as Walcott is introduced in the closing stages. 

81’

Crystal Palace substitution: Joachim Andersen replaces James Tomkins

Cautious of the yellow card hanging over Tomkins' head, Vierra makes his last substitution of the match, 

80’

Tomkins gets the benefit of the doubt

Huge calls for a second yellow card from the Saints fans as it looks as though Tomkins gets a hand to the ball but the referee allows play to continue. 

78’

Saints searching for the winner

Another free-kick awarded in Saints' favour as Zaha brings down Redmond near the corner flag. Ward-Prowse whips the ball into the box but it's safely cleared by the Palace defence. 

75’

Crystal Palace substitution: Michael Olise replaces Jordan Ayew

73’

Yellow Card for James Tomkins (Crystal Palace)

Another free-kick for Saints as Tomkins brings down Tella on the left flank. 

71’

Long on target

Almost an instant impact from Long who gets a head to Ward-Prowse's curling free-kick, unfortunately for the visitors the ball is easily blocked by Butland. 

69’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Will Smallbone

69’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Armando Broja

Hasenhüttl makes his first of two changes. 

67’

Yellow Card for Tino Livramento (Southampton)

Livramento picks up a yellow for a challenge on Zaha. 

Ayew draws Palace level 

Instant impact from substitute Benteke who pairs up with Edouard in the box, Edouard's shot is deflected across the goal but Ayew is at the far post to convert for the hosts. 

64’

GOAL

Jordan Ayew (64’) | 2 2

64’

Crystal Palace substitution: Christian Benteke replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté

Vierra makes his first substitution of the evening. 

59’

Edouard nearly finds the equaliser

Edouard finds himself in on goal but Caballero is there to make an important double block for Saints. 

56’

A scrappy encounter 

It's turned into a rather scrappy affair at Selhurst Park, with both sides making hasty challenges as the other launches an attack. There's a real sentiment that the next goal will decide the result of this match ...

47’

Palace launch early charge 

It's clear the hosts are eager to get things back on level terms at Selhurst Park, with Zaha again having an early opportunity on goal before it's deflected off of Ward-Prowse. 

45’

Back to it 👊

A huge 45 minutes ahead at Selhurst Park. Come on you Saints!

HALF TIME: Crystal Palace 1-2 Saints

What a first-half a football and what a turnaround from Southampton. The hosts got off to a blistering start, with Zaha netting after just twominutes of action at Selhurst Park. Saints' breakthrough came from a trademark Ward-Prowse free-kick before Broja doubled the goal tally a few minutes later. Excellent performance which Hasenhüttl will be keen to build on in the second. 

39’

Saints sparked into life

That Prowsey goal has ignited a new flame for Saints who are continuing to threaten the Palace defence. Two goals in quick succession see Hasenhüttl's men take the lead, but it looks as though they're eager for more ...

GOALSCORER 18 Armando Broja

BROJA PUTS SAINTS AHEAD

What an unbelievable turn around at Selhurst Park. Palace are caught sleeping and Broja seizes the opportunity, drilling a low strike into the back of the net from quite some distance. Come on Saints!

35’

GOOOAL!!!

Armando Broja (35’) | 1 2

GOALSCORER 8 James Ward-Prowse

JAMES WARD-PROWSE YOU BEAUTY

Vintage James Ward-Prowse. He loops the perfect ball into the top left-hand corner from the free-kick and Saints are back on level terms. 

32’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (32’) | 1 1

31’

Dangerous free-kick for Saints

A good charge from Saints halted as Hughes brings down Broja just outside the penalty area. It's a free-kick in a dangerous area for Saints ...

25’

Yellow Card for Marc Guéhi (Crystal Palace)

Guéhi finds himself in the book for some shirt tugging on Broja. 

21’

Saints searching for an equaliser

Saints are starting to feel their way into this game now. Ward-Prowse whips in a tantalising corner which is eventually cleared by the Palace defence. Romeu tries his luck from distance as the ball is cleared but his shot fires over Butland's cross bar.

18’

Saints' youngsters shine

A beautiful move from Smallbone who finds Broja on the counter-attack but his effort goes wide. 

15’

Broja on target 

First real opportunity for Saints as they're awarded a free-kick from quite far out. Ward-Prowse covers the ball but in a suprising turn, it's Smallbone who whips in the free-kick to find the head of Broja. It's a light touch from the Albanian and a safe recovery for Butland. 

10’

Palace continue to press

A challenge from Lyanco on Ayew sees Palace awarded a free-kick near the corner flag. Gallagher steps up for the hosts and delivers the ball into a packed area, it's not pretty but Salisu clears for Saints before Tomkins sees his shot on the rebound blocked. 

6’

Blistering start for Palace

Just moments after the restart Saints find themselves in danger again as Gallagher delivers a corner into the box but the Saints defense manage to scramble it away.

Zaha strikes early

What an emphatic start for the hosts who take the lead after just three minutes of play. Romeu loses the ball too Hughes who finds Edouard before playing in Zaha in the box who makes no error in finding the back of the net. 

2’

GOAL

Wilfried Zaha (2’) | 1 0

1’

Underway at Selhurst Park 

Let's go Saints!

MILESTONE 🆙

Nathan Redmond makes his 250th Premier League start tonight!

19.21

Palace line-up confirmed

Starting XI: Butland, Ward [c], Guéhi, Tomkins, Mitchell, Kouyaté, Hughes, Gallagher, Ayew, Edouard, Zaha. 

Subs: Guaita, Clyne, Andersen, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Eze, Olise, Benteke. 

18.35

SAINTS LINE-UP CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: Caballero, Livramento, Lyanco, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Smallbone, Tella, Redmond, Broja. 

Subs: Lewis, Bednarek, Valery, Perraud, Diallo, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Walcott, Long. 

18.30

⏮ LAST AWAY VICTORY | Watford 0-1 Saints

Saints haven't picked up a win on the road since the end of October when Ché Adams early strike saw them claim all three points at vicarage road

18.15

🔙 to Staplewood

There was no rest for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men who swiftly returned to training after the defeat at the weekend to prepare for their midweek trip to the capital.

17.45

We have had some good games with them, some good for us, some good for them. I think it is a very tight fixture and we have to go there with a belief in what we are doing to make it as difficult as possible for them to create something.

ralph hasenhüttl
on trip to crystal palace
17.30

FLASHBACK: Crystal Palace 0-2 Saints (2020)

Saints emerged 2-0 victors when they visited Selhurst Park back in January 2020, with Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong the goalscorers. 

17.15

Now what is important is to focus on the next one, Southampton. We know how good they are, how well they can play. It's going to be a different challenge but we have to be ready for it.

patrick vierra
on southampton visit 
17.01

MATCH PACK: Palace vs Saints

Prepare for tonight's trip to the capital with our Match Pack

16.46

Welcome to Selhurst Park 😇

It's a huge game week for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men as they travel to Crystal Palace on Wednesday before hosting Brentford at St Mary's on Saturday. After a turbulent few weeks, it's important for Saints to claim as many points as possible from these games as they hope to climb the Premier League table ahead of the turn of the year. Let's go, Saints!

16.31
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The results so far:

  • Lyanco
    21%
  • Salisu
    19%
  • Smallbone
    50%
  • Romeu
    10%

CRY vs SOU Line Ups

Crystal Palace

1
Jack Butland (GK)
6
Marc Guéhi yellow card
2
Joel Ward (C)
3
Tyrick Mitchell
5
James Tomkins yellow card
replace Joachim Andersen (81′)
23
Conor Gallagher
12
Will Hughes
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
replace Christian Benteke (64′)
11
Wilfried Zaha goal
9
Jordan Ayew goal
replace Michael Olise (75′)
22
Odsonne Édouard
16
Joachim Andersen
44
Jairo Riedewald
7
Michael Olise
13
Vicente Guaita
20
Christian Benteke
4
Luka Milivojevic
17
Nathaniel Clyne
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
10
Eberechi Eze

Southampton

13
Willy Caballero (GK) yellow card
21
Valentino Livramento yellow card
22
Mohammed Salisu yellow card
4
Lyanco yellow card
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
11
Nathan Redmond
6
Oriol Romeu
20
William Smallbone
replace Moussa Djenepo (70′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C) goal
23
Nathan Tella
replace Theo Walcott (82′)
18
Armando Broja goal
replace Shane Long (70′)
32
Theo Walcott
7
Shane Long
35
Jan Bednarek
15
Romain Perraud
27
Ibrahima Diallo
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
41
Harry Lewis
19
Moussa Djenepo
43
Yan Valery

CRY vs SOU Match Stats

Crystal Palace

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    60
    comparison angle
    40
  • Shots
    9
    comparison angle
    15
  • Shots on target
    6
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    6
  • Passes Complete
    333
    comparison angle
    193

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Armando Broja
Armando Broja
chances created
Chances Created
4
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
30
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
tackles
Tackles
8
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
clearances
Clearances
8
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
saves
Saves
4
Willy Caballero
Willy Caballero